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Poster: Brad Leblanc Date: May 28, 2005 8:07am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: help with flacs

No. FLAC Frontend will decompress FLAC files to WAV files > then you can burn audio CD's. Download it here:

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Poster: glenn Date: Jan 23, 2007 2:22pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: help with flacs

If you want to play .flac files without burning to a disc, play them from your hard drive that is, you can use winamp with the flacamp plugin:

WinAmp ( free):

I prefer version 2, Winamp is from if you prefer to get the latest version. As of June 2006, I recommend version 2.91 compatible with all the good plugins, less bloat, but if you want a different version:

or get the latest version from nullsoft's website:

ShnAmp :
This is the 'official download site for ShnAmp...

choose shnamp 2 for versions of winamp BEFORE 3.0 or after 5.0

(shnamp: get the matching version to your winamp, I use version 2.91, and use the shnamp version for version 2)

etree has lots of understandable information on lossless music stuff so if you have questions try a look around the site

FLAC Frontend :

(Install the FLACamp plugin when you install FLAC Frontend, that's what makes winamp able to play flac files.)

If you are running a Mac computer, Mike has a link there on his 'Weekends start on Thursday' blog for a tool called xACT, which you can use.

Install those 3 programs in that order (winamp then shnamp then flacamp) and you'll be able to play SHN and FLAC files through WinAmp without decompressing first, with no loss of quality.

Installing shnamp and flac amp will also make some of your other media players work fine with shn and flac files, don't ask me why, but it does...

If you want to decompress .flac files to .wav for burning audio discs, you can use flac frontend, but to decompress .shn files to .wav, I recommend MKW/act , the Michael K Weis (I may be misspelling the name, sorry) audio compression tool, very easy to use, and small fast download, simple to learn, you can get it here:

and instructions on how to use it there too.

This post was modified by glenn on 2007-01-23 22:22:57